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How a Vacuum Brand Used Sophisticated Data to Find Out About Its Potential Customers

November 14th, 2017 by

Each week we highlight a slide from a presentation of interest to readers. This week’s slide comes from Chris Albert, SVP, digital research and analytics, Ketchum, who spoke at PR News’ event in Miami last month. His slide highlights sophisticated research Ketchum conducted on behalf of a vacuum brand.

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Public Relations’ Women Leaders Endure Its Largest Gender Pay Gap, Study Finds

November 14th, 2017 by

A new study looks at salaries in PR and finds the largest gap between men and women occurs in the C-suite. The gap between the average salary for men and women in PR overall is far smaller than that of men and women in the boardroom.

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The Week in PR

November 14th, 2017 by

A weekly roundup of trends, news and personnel moves in communications and marketing. This week’s stories include the downfall of Louis C.K., the hubbub over Judge Roy Moore and brands pulling advertising off the Hannity show on Fox News Channel and another scare for Chiptole.

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Secrets to Building Relationships With Hard-to-Reach Journalists

November 14th, 2017 by

Every communicator know the holy grail of media pitching is establishing a relationship with a journalist. But how is that done in the digital age? Michael Smart offers two examples of how his clients made a personal connection with a reporter that resulted in coverage for the client’s brand.

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Nearly 70% of American Adults Getting News From Social Media Platforms

November 14th, 2017 by

In what surely is a sign of the times, the number of American adults getting at least some of their news from social media has grown to 67%, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted in August. More than that, some of the platforms where people are gathering news will surprise you.

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ACLU Tops List of Most-Engaged Brands on Twitter During the Third Quarter 2017

November 14th, 2017 by

We’re not encouraging betting, but this might be a terrific bar bet question: Of all the U.S. B2B, B2C and nonprofit brands and organizations, which one had the most consumer engagement on Twitter in the third quarter of 2017? If any of your bar mates guessed a B2B brand, they are off. Way, way, way off.

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Survey of Diabetes Community Influencers Sheds Light on How Brands Can Build Stronger Ties

November 14th, 2017 by

A small study of influencers in the diabetes community provides lessons and tips about how brands should work with influencers to build lasting relationships.

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Consumer Engagement With Nonprofits Down 9% in Q3; Facebook Dominates

November 7th, 2017 by

Another week, another example of platforms chipping away at Facebook’s dominance. The emphasis is on the word chipping, though. In Q3 2017, nonprofit brands saw a small decrease in consumer engagement with their social posts. Facebook took a harder hit than other social channels.

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The Week in PR

November 7th, 2017 by

Our weekly roundup of news, trends and personnel moves in PR and communications. This week’s stories include Papa John’s deflection onto the NFL; a judge tells Wells Fargo’s board and senior executives they should have known; and IBM’s Jon Iwata is getting set to retire.

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Despite Competition, PR Firms See ’17 Revenue Besting ’16

November 7th, 2017 by

There is good news and bad news in this latest PR Council survey of its roughly 100 member firms. First, the good news: 66% of those who replied said revenue for 2017 is ahead of 2016 and that projections are on target or better than first forecast. The not-so-good news is that management consultancies want to eat PR’s lunch.